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Old 05-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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"premium recommended - not required"

I saw on some specs that a 2ss has premium gas recommended but not required...has anyone tried different octain fuel?
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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No but it will make your car operate on a low grade fuel trim table...so it will run terribly and feel less powerful.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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How much does a 1LE cost? Are you really saying you want to save $4.80 a tank on a car that cost that much. I'm just saying. There are legitimate places to save money, my opinion is gas isn't one of them.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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No but it will make your car operate on a low grade fuel trim table...so it will run terribly and feel less powerful.
This. Stick with premium and do a fuse pull.

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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How much does a 1LE cost? Are you really saying you want to save $4.80 a tank on a car that cost that much. I'm just saying. There are legitimate places to save money, my opinion is gas isn't one of them.
always put in the best oil and gas possible.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:20 PM   #6
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I know we are supposed to use "top tier" fuel,which i do.My question is this,Costco is now advertising"detergent"cleaning additive fuel.Is that basically what Shell,Chevron etc. is?
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I know we are supposed to use "top tier" fuel,which i do.My question is this,Costco is now advertising"detergent"cleaning additive fuel.Is that basically what Shell,Chevron etc. is?
Costco sucks. I put their premium in once because I was close by, and my car didn't run right for a week. Put shell 93 in, pulled the fuses, ran perfect. Maybe they changed their fuel and added more detergents, but as of 2 months ago, it sucks.
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Yes, the new signs that they are now displaying were only put up a couple weeks ago,here in Calif.anyway
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Yes, the new signs that they are now displaying were only put up a couple weeks ago,here in Calif.anyway
I'll see if they're putting it up here as well, or if it's just a commufornia thing. I would just keep using shell since it's proven.
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Thanks Mikey
I have had problems with gas from cheaper gas stations with new vehicles. My 1500 gmc Sierra hated it. Switch to Cheveron and Shell no problems since. That's all I use now or occasionally 76 if the others are not around when I need gas.
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How much does a 1LE cost? Are you really saying you want to save $4.80 a tank on a car that cost that much. I'm just saying. There are legitimate places to save money, my opinion is gas isn't one of them.
you do realize that 'premium' doesn't mean better..right?

level of octain determines how fast the fuel burns...with higher compression engines youll need a slower burning fuel...faster burning fuel means bigger booms....so if in fact our engines don't require a slower burning fuel (premium) I would like to know...because if that's the case...we are losing power using the higher octain.
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you do realize that 'premium' doesn't mean better..right?

level of octain determines how fast the fuel burns...with higher compression engines youll need a slower burning fuel...faster burning fuel means bigger booms....so if in fact our engines don't require a slower burning fuel (premium) I would like to know...because if that's the case...we are losing power using the higher octain.
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Chevron/Shell 93 is the only thing that touches my car.
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What exactly is a fuse pull? And what does it do?
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